May the Fourth be with You

LMC Lab & Classroom Schedule

Click here to see the schedule for the week of May 4 or view the LMC Reservations Calendar in your shared drive. Visitors include:
      • Dual Credit Testing
      • AP Exams
      • Mrs. Wegner with G-Force
      • Mrs. Michaelson with American History
      • GACME Club
      • Handbook Committee
      • Mr. Cartwright with American History
      • Tiered Incentives Committee

      Please send an email ASAP if your plans have changed.

      If you would like a copy of the May calendar, please call 4115.

      Quiet Zone begins Monday, May 4

      Students have received the following information since April 13 through email notices, in person, on the daily announcements, and on posters:
      • All overdue items and fines were due by April 30 for students to be allowed in the LMC during study hall in May.
      • Per. 1-3 study halls may visit every two days.
      • Per. 4-9 study halls may visit every three days.
      • Per. 10 study halls may visit every four days.
      • The LMC will be closed May 18-20, accepting homework computer passes only.

      From now until finals there will be lines for computers, so please write passes sparingly. Remember, the LMC is open 7:15-4:00 M-Th and 7:15-3:30 on Fri.
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      Greetings from STEM Read!

      We’re planning a stemtastic summer. High school students and middle and high school educators can join us this June for a week of out-of-this-world fun with the Crisis on Mars! summer camp. We’re so crazy about the red planet that we also adapted and updated The War of the Worlds radio play with student from around the region. Keep reading to learn more about all of the ways we’re spacing out!

      Gillian King-Cargile

      STEM Read Director

      Northern Illinois University

      Crisis on Mars! Summer Camp
      High school campers will face a fresh crisis every day as they use Andy Weir's best-selling novel The Martian as a basis to explore STEM, art and design, and creative writing. This interdisciplinary camp offers a chance to Skype with the author, participate in hands-on problem solving, and learn inventive techniques for expressing yourself. This is a unique experience for future scientists, writers, and sci-fi fans to learn and collaborate. Student Camp website.

      Opportunities for Educators
      Middle and high school teachers of all subjects, register for the companion camp, “Blending Science Fiction and Project-Based Learning,” which offers new techniques for integrating STEAM concepts into the classroom. You’ll observe camp sessions, learn and play alongside students, experts, and other educators, explore new resources on a variety of STEAM topics and books, and come away with your own out-of-this world lesson plans. Educator Camp website.

      Student Recommendation Discount

      Know students who are interested in attending Crisis on Mars? If you submit recommendations for two or more students who register for camp, you will receive a 20% discount and your students will each receive a 5% discount.

      The War of the Worlds

      Attend the Premier Party

      Tuesday, May 5, 5-8 PM at Northern Public Radio (801 N. First St. DeKalb, IL)

      The Martians have landed in DeKalb and they did not come in peace! Throughout the winter, we worked with Northern Public Radio and school and library groups to write and record our own adaptation of the classic radio play. Join us to celebrate Orson Wells’ 100th birthday and the premier of this collaboratively-created masterpiece! This open-house style event is free to the public. Pizza and cookies will be provided. Special thanks to our sponsors Northern Public Radio and the Sycamore High School Sci-Fi Club.

      · Listen to live music by Katie Sosnowski

      · Take station tours and meet WNIJ reporters

      · Learn how heat rays work

      · Create Martian crafts

      · Win fabulous prizes

      Listen to STEM Read’s The War of the Worlds on WNIU (90.5 FM) on Sunday, May 10, at 6 PM or stream the broadcast by going to http://northernpublicradio.org/schedule/wniu and clicking Listen Live.

      See all that STEM Read has to offer at

      Find Star WArs on eRead Illinois:

      Book cover images are from eRead Illinois.